Team Columbia-Highroad won the 14.8-kilometre team time trial Friday in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. The eight-man team, powered by two national time trial champions (Italian Marco Pinotti and Czech Frantisek Rabon), crossed the line in 18:37 bettering Caisse d'Epargne by 10 seconds and Team Saxo Bank by 16 seconds.
Thanks to the team's win, its 20th of the season, Columbia-Highroad's Rabon narrowly reclaimed the yellow jersey which he wore for one day following his victory in the prologue. Rabon, 25, leads Saxo Bank's Lars Bak by one second and Columbia-Highroad teammate Tony Martin by eight seconds on general classification.
"Our big goal coming here was to win the team time trial and we've achieved that," said Rabon . "Getting me back into the lead was an extra bonus."